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UUID(3)		       FreeBSD Library Functions Manual		       UUID(3)

NAME
     uuid_compare, uuid_create,	uuid_create_nil, uuid_equal, uuid_from_string,
     uuid_hash,	uuid_is_nil, uuid_to_string -- DCE 1.1 compliant UUID func-
     tions

LIBRARY
     Standard C	Library	(libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <uuid.h>

     int32_t
     uuid_compare(const	uuid_t *uuid1, const uuid_t *uuid2, uint32_t *status);

     void
     uuid_create(uuid_t	*uuid, uint32_t	*status);

     void
     uuid_create_nil(uuid_t *uuid, uint32_t *status);

     int32_t
     uuid_equal(const uuid_t *uuid1, const uuid_t *uuid2, uint32_t *status);

     void
     uuid_from_string(const char *str, uuid_t *uuid, uint32_t *status);

     uint16_t
     uuid_hash(const uuid_t *uuid, uint32_t *status);

     int32_t
     uuid_is_nil(const uuid_t *uuid, uint32_t *status);

     void
     uuid_to_string(const uuid_t *uuid,	char **str, uint32_t *status);

     void
     uuid_enc_le(void *buf, const uuid_t *uuid);

     void
     uuid_dec_le(const void *buf, uuid_t *);

     void
     uuid_enc_be(void *buf, const uuid_t *uuid);

     void
     uuid_dec_be(const void *buf, uuid_t *);

DESCRIPTION
     The family	of DCE 1.1 compliant UUID functions allow applications to
     operate on	universally unique identifiers,	or UUIDs.  The uuid_create()
     and uuid_create_nil() functions create UUIDs.  The	uuid_compare(),
     uuid_equal() and uuid_is_nil() functions can be used to test UUIDs.  To
     convert from the binary representation to the string representation or
     vice versa, use uuid_to_string() or uuid_from_string() respectively.  A
     16-bit hash value can be obtained by calling uuid_hash().

     The uuid_enc_le() and uuid_enc_be() functions encode a binary representa-
     tion of a UUID into an octet stream in little-endian and big-endian byte-
     order, respectively.  The destination buffer must be pre-allocated	by the
     caller, and must be large enough to hold the 16-octet binary UUID.	 These
     routines are not part of the DCE RPC API.	They are provided for conve-
     nience.

     The uuid_dec_le() and uuid_dec_be() functions decode a UUID from an octet
     stream in little-endian and big-endian byte-order,	respectively.  These
     routines are not part of the DCE RPC API.	They are provided for conve-
     nience.

RETURN VALUES
     The successful or unsuccessful completion of the function is returned in
     the status	argument.  Possible values are:

     uuid_s_ok			 The function completed	successfully.

     uuid_s_bad_version		 The UUID does not have	a known	version.

     uuid_s_invalid_string_uuid	 The string representation of an UUID is not
				 valid.

     uuid_s_no_memory		 The meaning of	the code escaped the writers
				 mind.

SEE ALSO
     uuidgen(1), uuidgen(2)

STANDARDS
     The UUID functions	conform	to the DCE 1.1 RPC specification.

BUGS
     This manpage can be improved.

FreeBSD	10.1			August 13, 2008			  FreeBSD 10.1

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